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APS Members: Submit Your Ballot by February 27

Check your inbox for your personal ballot. All dues-paying members may vote in Society elections. Voting members may select one candidate for president-elect and up to three candidates for APS Council. Click on each candidate’s name below to view biographical information and statements of what each member can bring to the Society in a leadership role.

If you did not receive a ballot and believe you should have, please contact Sandra Spadoni, CAE


President-elect Nominees



Robert HesterRobert L. Hester, PhD, FAPS
Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
University of Mississippi Medical Center

Paul WellingPaul A. Welling, MD
Joseph S. and Esther Handler Professor, Departments of Medicine (Nephrology) and Physiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Councilor Nominees

Patricia HalpinPatricia A. Halpin, PhD, FAPS
Professor of Biology & Biotechnology, Department of Life Sciences Chair, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
University of New Hampshire

My Helms 130x130My Helms, PhD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine

Scott KirktonScott D. Kirkton, PhD, FAPS
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Union College

Beth McCormickBeth A. McCormick, PhD
Professor and Chair, Microbiology and Physiological Systems
University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

Rory MortyRory E. Morty, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Translational Pulmonology
Heidelberg University Hospital

Michael SturekMichael Sturek, MS, PhD
Chief Science Officer
Corvus Biomedical, LLC and Corvus Foundation, Inc


APS Meet and Greet: APS Candidates for President-elect and Councilor

APS President Willis “Rick” Samson, PhD, DSc, FAPS; APS Immediate Past President Dee Silverthorn, PhD, FAPS, FAAA, FAAAS, and APS Executive Director Scott Steen, CAE, FASAE, welcomed discussion with the Council candidates. The candidates each gave a brief statement about their APS leadership experience and why they want to serve on Council.  

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